Mac and Cheese



1 cup butternut squash puree

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (I use the 365 brand from Whole Foods)

1 tbsp arrowroot powder

1 tbsp tahini

4 tbsp nutritional yeast

2 tsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp onion powder

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt (to taste; I tend to use 1/4 tsp, but you may want more)

1/8 tsp paprika

a pinch of turmeric

pepper (to taste)


This is a quick and easy recipe for comfort food that’s packed with superfoods and is free of both dairy and oil.  On a stovetop, whisk together all the ingredients, beginning with the almond milk and butternut squash puree.  Fold in the arrowroot powder, tahini, nutritional yeast and the rest of the ingredients.  The cheese sauce is great with Ancient Harvest corn and quinoa pasta, but you can use it on pizza, tacos, as a veggie dip or for anything else you can think of.